Title: Dare to Take
Series: Dare to Love Bk #6 (Standalone)
Author: Carly Phillips
Release Date: May 3, 2016!

A one night stand.
A secret.
A mistake they tried to forget.
On leave from the army, Tyler Dare is just looking for a little fun, but his best friend's sister is off limits. Yet unable to deny how sexy and alluring she is, he finds it all too easy to succumb to a night of passion and heat that ends the next morning in the worst way possible.
There are just some guys you don't touch--even someone as innocent and inexperienced as Ella Shaw knows that. But when her brother's best friend is up for grabs and willing, she can't resist. After all, she's wanted him for years…
Now, Ella is stranded on a tropical island with a hurricane bearing down, and only Tyler can save her. It's his chance to make amends for the past and show the woman he's never forgotten that he's coming after her . . . in more ways than one.
 What's that thing they say about Murphy's Law? Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong? Yeah, that about sums it up for Ella Shaw. Working on location on a Caribbean island, Ella is mugged, her passport and identification stolen. Alone in the hospital with a concussion and no way to get home, and as if the fates haven't crapped all over her enough, now there's a hurricane headed straight for her. Who swoops in to bring her home and protect her from the unknown threat following her around but Tyler Dare, her teenage crush who's also her best friend's older brother. This may sound crazy and over the top, but Carly Phillips totally nails it in this sweet and suspenseful romance.

Dare to Take is an unexpected love story, a second chance of sorts after things went horribly wrong years prior, a second chance to right the mistakes of the past. It's a sexy "best friend's brother" romance, a fiercely intense story of protecting what's important, mending old wounds, and taking what's meant to be into your own hands.

The sexual tension in this story is at an epic high, the push and pull between Ella and Tyler is utterly delicious. The memories from the past, the painful circumstances that caused them to be completely awkward and distant around each other war with the obvious lust and attraction between them to make for one seductive storyline. But more than a romance, Dare to Take is peppered with suspense and drama as Tyler does what he must to protect Ella from an unexplainable trail of harm following her around. Rife with sensuality, danger, and emotional familial drama, this story is a thoroughly layered romance that I simply got lost in.

Believe it or not, this is my first Carly Phillips book. I know! That's crazy! This author has so many books out, many of which I own, and I've not read her until now. But this book just ensured that I'll be binge reading Carly Phillips ASAP. Her writing is clean and her storytelling is exciting and emotional and sexy all at once. Phillips is your quintessential romance novelist, classic yet contemporary, painting an exquisite picture of raw romance at it's very best. I'm not typically a reader that enjoys third person narrative. I'm also not a reader that typically enjoys the sort of over the top antics and drama within these pages. But from the very first chapter I was hooked. I devoured this book hungrily. I loved everything about it from the premise to the refreshing writing style to the unexpected way the characters pulled at my heartstrings. I fell in love with the Dare family in this story and now I MUST go back to the beginning and read the others. I'm officially a Carly Phillips fan. Dare to Take a chance on this author, if you haven't already. And if you haven't been living under a rock like I obviously was and you already know what a rock star writer and storyteller she is, you surely won't be disappointed with this one!

Jessica's Rating:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today's readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pace at a better price. Her Serendipity books will still finish up in January/February 2014 via Berkley as planned. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She's a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she's a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find all information about Carly at her website and other social media sites ...


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